LED ZEPPELIN Interviewed On The Late Show With David Letterman; Video Posted

December 4, 2012, 4 years ago

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LED ZEPPELIN's Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones were interviewed last night (Monday, December 3rd) on CBS' The Late Show With David Letterman. Video footage can be seen below:

On December 2nd, Plant, Page and Jones were awarded the US' highest award for those who influenced American culture through the arts, the Kennedy Honor, at a dinner event at the White House. The hard rock legends joined other honorees, comedian and television host David Letterman, actor Dustin Hoffman, Chicago bluesman BUDDY GUY and ballerina Natalia Makarova.

In his tribute to the band, Barack Obama said: "When Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham burst onto the musical scene in the late 1960s, the world never saw it coming.

There was this singer with a mane like a lion and a voice like a banshee, a guitar prodigy who left people’s jaws on the floor, a versatile bassist who was equally at home on the keyboards, a drummer who played like his life depended on it.

And when the Brits initially kept their distance, Led Zeppelin grabbed America from the opening chord. We were ready for what Jimmy called songs with a lot of light and shade.

It’s been said that a generation of young people survived teenage angst with a pair of headphones and a Zeppelin album ... but even now, 32 years after John Bonham’s passing - and we all I think appreciate the fact - the Zeppelin legacy lives on.

We honour Led Zeppelin for making us all feel young, and for showing us that some guys who are not completely youthful can still rock!"

Check out video of Obama's speech below:

The entire event will be broadcast December 26th on CBS. Further details at this location.

The newest episode (#102) of Brazilian podcast Wikimetal features an interview with Led Zeppelin, along with Celebration Day director Dick Carruthers.

Topics discussed include: the Celebration Day movie, the band's history, and presenting truly amazing sounds, straight from the O2 Arena. Listen below:

Celebration Day, the recording Led Zeppelin’s historic concert from 2007 at London’s O2 Arena, was released on CD, DVD, and Blu-ray on November 19th via Swan Song/Atlantic Records.

Celebration day landed at #9 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 101,000 copies in the US in its' first week of release. In the UK, Celebraltion Day hit the charts at #4.

BraveWords' Celebration Day review can be found here.

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